Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1568, the 'ex Wahl'


Viola: 41183

Label not original, dated 1568

Back: Two-piece, with an ebony inlay of "Chinese-knot" design

Scroll: not original

Length of back: 42.7 cm

Upper bouts: 21 cm

Middle bouts: 14 cm

Lower bouts: 25.1 cm

Provenance

- Harry Wahl
until 1947 Emil Herrmann
from 1947 Fred Funkhauser
from 1986 Current owner

Known players

Daniel Avshalomov

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1998) #5375
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1946)
  • Certificate: Charles Arcieri

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References

  • Harry Wahl's Violins, Maija-Stiina Roine, Cozio Publishing, Boston (illustrated)
  • The History of the Viola, Volume II, Maurice W. Riley
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)

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